Thursday, September 9, 2010

Rent assistance

I've been taking forms for rent assistance to their office in Postville. They needed a copy of my birth certificate and a copy of my proof of payment from Social Security. I'm at the top of the list. I hope I qualify. It will save me around $200/month. I got lost on the way back from Postville. I missed a turn and wound up going south about 10 miles.
I'm still invested in the stock market. I sold my Conoco stock today and bought Nucor. I read an article on the Internet about how Iraq is increasing their oil output by leaps and bounds. Cramer recommended Nucor. He said that China is stopping the production of steel for a while. He feels that Nucor is positioned to take up the slack. I lost $220 today, mainly because gold and copper went down. I'm having doubts about my investing. I need a steady movement in the up direction for it to justify buying stocks.
Today I interviewed for a job as a file clerk at Spectrum Industries. They provide jobs for the developmentally disabled. I'll hear in a few days about whether I get the job. Tomorrow I'll go to see about a custodian job at NICC. That's the college that I'm attending. It involves cleaning bathrooms so I've been putting off applying for it.
I need the income so it will be worth it.  Disability doesn't go far enough to live on month to month. And frankly I have doubts that investing in stocks will make up the slack.
I'm doing well at school. I'm taking accounting and keyboarding. I'm already typing over 40 words a minute so I'm acing keyboarding. Accounting has been easy so far.
I've got 6 computers ready to sell. I have doubts that I'll be able to sell them. Computers, even laptops, have gotten so cheap that I might have to give them away.
Well, that's it for now. I'll try to get my $20 camera working again and post some pictures. Lately, it's been rather dark and dreary. Maybe Sun will be out tomorrow.
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